Compare and Contrast essay High School vs. College
Uploaded by sweet-caramel on May 11, 2007
The transition from high school to college, while pleasurable and exciting, can also be very challenging. It is a great milestone in ones life. A step that a student will either adjust to or struggle with. With many differences there are certain similarities as well, by which, one wont feel as if college is a whole new world. The more prepared a person is to face the similarities and differences, the more successful they might be in the long run, because College and high school are different.
High School and College are both educational grounds for a student to grow and enrich their lives with knowledge. People who inculcate knowledge in students are none other than ones instructors. Both places are full of experiences and filled with numerous memories. An individual graduates from High School and again in College with a degree. The government runs them. Both play an important role in making a person into a collected individual and a member of a society.
High school students know that there are differences between high school and college, but sometimes what they think is not how it is. High School can be considered as a continuation of elementary and middle school where one learns trigonometry, physics, American history, etc. By law, it is necessary and to a certain extent, one is forced to attend High School. There are rules and regulations which one cannot break, because there will be punishments for ones actions. There is a time schedule which one has to go by. Within the framework of system and order, there is also a social structure, which one must maintain and live up to. This is beneficial because a student at a young age learns the basic rules of work, and life, such as not to come to school late, and not to procrastinate. However the main focus for most high school students is the acceptance of peers and not their scholarly duties. This is the stage of life when a student must come to terms with what they are and what they will become, and there is always someone who wants to be better than the other students. As a result of these concerns, students go through an assortment of drama, which sometimes swallows a student like a Black Hole from which they cannot get out of. Throughout the year the majority of students wait for the school...